Crossing Paths

Crossing Paths
Model Melbourne trams

Friday, 18 July 2014

Off to the Caulfield.

There is a good reason why a fair bit of infrastructure work is going on Victoria Street at the moment. Victoria Street has been nominated and accepted to exhibit at the AMRA-Vic Branch August Exhibition, (23rd-24th August) at Caulfield Racecourse.

Doing the form.
So how would the layout read in a racing form guide, something like this....
A 5 year old tramway shelf layout out of Something Different (Carendt USA) & Some Bit Of Time.
Last Three Starts:
                             2012-Sunshine Model Railway Club Exhibition. Reconfigured Layout
                             2011-Sunshine Model Railway Club Exhibition. Extended Layout
                             2010-Sunshine Model Railway Club Exhibition. Original set up.
Gear Changes since last Start:
                             Fitted with NCE DCC Powercab/USB interface with JMRI Decoder Pro.
Form Analysis:
                             The removal of block wiring and the installation of DCC has improved the operational options of this layout, coming off a long spell (two years) from its last three runs at Sunshine, it finally gets a chance in town. Watch with interest.                                                       "

So there you go, you can wander into Caulfield with your smartphone loaded with either Wi Throttle (I phone) or Engine Driver (Android) app, say G'day and make yourself known, after which you may be invited to 'cut a notch' on Victoria Street.

In an effort to facilitate safer working for guest drivers, Perspex barriers have been install at the ends of the layout, so to prevent trams diving off and onto the floor, as momentum is sometimes a cruel mistress. Some reworking was required so the larger trams did not foul the terminus points. The Perspex was courtesy of one those gift boxed bottle of wine/dodgy port boxes.

 "It's like some sort of weird force field"

stealing millimetres, everyone counts
Those familiar with Caulfield, know that it can have some rather dim corners in the exhibition space, that is why the lighting side of Victoria Street is now a priority.

Studying the form from under wires.


1 comment:

  1. Very much looking forward to seeing it for the first time 'in the flesh', so to speak, Glenn.